Posts tagged "feeling"
To all my running shoes, thank you for your service

To all my running shoes, thank you for your service

I was recent­ly asked how I keep my san­i­ty here. My auto­mat­ic answer is that I run. A lot, by some mea­sures. On my run last evening I real­ized that I’ve been run­ning to some extent for the last 10 years. Noth­ing else helps me as much main­tain emo­tion­al sta­bil­i­ty and han­dle stress. This has nev­er been more true...
Mixed messages

Mixed messages

From a small town butcher’s shop, a basic “do unto oth­ers” mes­sage with omi­nous visu­als. It real­ly is just best to pay at the time of pur­chase.  
Superhero or SNAFU?

Superhero or SNAFU?

You can either ignore the pile of dirty laun­dry in the back­ground or see it as an indi­ca­tor. I leave it to each of you indi­vid­u­al­ly to decide as you see the events of the week unfold­ing. Holy crap it’s only Tues­day. It bet­ter not start rain­ing. I need to go for a run. There are just no inter­est­ing...
Almost under the microscope

Almost under the microscope

Aspirations

Aspirations

For Part 2 of the MST essay series, we are going to take a look at one of the touch­i­er-fee­l­i­er activ­i­ties we did on the last day of Mid-Ser­vice Train­ing. This activ­i­ty was reread­ing our orig­i­nal Aspi­ra­tion State­ments from the Peace Corps Appli­ca­tion. I feel that it deserves cap­i­tal­iza­tion and the be rec­og­nized as a def­i­nite thing. I rec­og­nize that...
Underutilized and misplaced

Underutilized and misplaced

First off, let me say, not me. Well, not me out­side the office. The prob­lem is that I don’t want to be uti­lized or placed in the office. More on this lat­er in this post. I’m strug­gling a bit with tone in these essay posts. My voice is my voice, but it starts to feel a bit repet­i­tive. I want...
A bit ragged

A bit ragged

This is a bit how I feel today, and not in the sense that I need a hair­cut. Jan­u­ary was a roller-coast­er, or at least a street-car­ni­val shoot­ing game. And if that didn’t look bad enough, there’s always the back. But don’t wor­ry, there are plen­ty more cat pic­tures to come. Also, at some point I will also try to write some­thing...